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2009 Joint U.S.-Canadian Census Research Data Center Conference

Call For Papers

Date:   October 5-6, 2009
Hosted by:   Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)
Location:   Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Deadline for Proposals:   August 1, 2009

The Cornell RDC, on behalf of the New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC) consortium and the Census Research Data Center Program, welcomes proposals to present papers and posters based on current or recent projects carried out in a U.S. or Canadian Research Data Center or using confidential Census Bureau data.  Graduate students are encouraged to apply. The 2009 Research Data Center Conference will be held October 5-6, 2009 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and is hosted by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), home of the Cornell RDC.  Registration is required to attend, but registration is free (with lunch included).

The conference is open to any social, economic, demographic, or health-related research conducted in a U.S. or Canadian RDC.  This year’s conference will also include at least one session with a focus on research using matched employer-employee data from the LEHD program of the U.S. Census Bureau or LEHD-style data from countries other than the U.S.  Researchers working on projects using LEHD (or LEHD-style) data are highly encouraged to submit proposals. The special session will be of interest to users of the data as well as to those working on related topics, including, but not limited to, research on employment dynamics, the economics of immigration, individual job mobility, the relationship between the productivity of firms and the skills of their workers, commuting patterns in local labor markets, and agglomeration economies.

SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for papers and posters should include an abstract of no more than 500 words, a brief CV, e-mail address, and telephone number. If the research has more than one author, please specify the contact author in the abstract. Submit proposal materials by e-mail to William Block.  The conference organizers will select abstracts for either a presentation or poster session. 

NOTE: Authors will have 20-30 minutes to present their research plus 10 minutes to respond to questions or comments. Authors selected for the poster session will illustrate their findings by displaying results as graphs, tables, diagrams, etc. with limited text on poster boards and will hold discussions with conference participants who circulate among the poster boards during the poster session. All Census RDC-based results must receive disclosure avoidance review prior to presentation. Researchers are urged not to wait until the last minute to apply for clearance of results as bottlenecks may develop.